First Busey Corporation (NASDAQ: BUSE) was selected from over 8,000 U.S. companies
for Forbes’ list of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2013. We are honored
that our dedication to transparent and conservative accounting practices and solid
corporate governance has been recognized—a further tribute to our success over the
past 145 years. We look forward to building upon our traditions—with continued openness
and integrity—in 2014 and beyond. For the full article, visit Forbes.com or click
First Busey Corporation is a $3.5 billion financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Illinois. Busey Bank, First Busey Corporation’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary, is also headquartered in Champaign, Illinois and has twenty-eight banking centers serving Illinois, a banking center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and seven banking centers serving southwest Florida. Trevett Capital Partners, a wealth management division of Busey Bank, provides asset management, investment and fiduciary services to high net worth clients in southwest Florida. The wealth management professionals of Trevett Capital Partners can be reached through
Busey Bank had total assets of $3.5 billion as of December 31, 2013.
In addition, First Busey Corporation owns a retail payment processing
subsidiary, FirsTech, Inc., through Busey Bank, which processes over 22 million
transactions per year using online bill payment, lockbox processing and walk-in
payments at its 3,100 agent locations in 38 states. More information about FirsTech,
Inc. can be found at firstechinc.com.
Busey Wealth Management is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First
Busey Corporation. Through Busey Trust Company, Busey Wealth Management provides
asset management, investment and fiduciary services to individuals, businesses and
foundations. As of December 31, 2013, Busey Wealth Management’s assets under care
were approximately $5.0 billion.
Busey Bank and Busey Wealth Management deliver financial services
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Reform Act of 1995
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the Securities Act of 1934 as amended. These include statements as to the
benefits of the merger, including future financial and operating results, cost savings,
enhanced revenues and the accretion/dilution to reported earnings that may be realized
from the merger as well as other statements of expectations regarding the merger
and any other statements regarding future results or expectations. First Busey Corporation
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to predict results, or the actual effect of future plans or strategies, is inherently
uncertain. Factors which could have a material adverse effect on the operations
and future prospects of First Busey Corporation and its subsidiaries include, but
are not limited to: the risk that the businesses of First Busey Corporation and
the former Main Street will not be integrated successfully or such integration may
be more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected; expected revenue synergies
and cost savings from the merger may not be fully realized or realized within the
expected time frame; revenues following the merger may be lower than expected; customer
and employee relationships and business operations may be disrupted by the merger;
changes in interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative/regulatory changes,
monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. government, including policies of the U.S.
Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board; the quality and composition of the loan
or securities portfolios; demand for loan products; deposit flows; competition;
demand for financial services in the companies' respective market areas; their implementation
of new technologies; their ability to develop and maintain secure and reliable electronic
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